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Family Support Provision in West Waterford

Over a period of four years, statutory, community and voluntary agencies working in West Waterford have come together to develop a shared plan to increase the provision of family supports and improve family well-being, with the overall aim of improving outcomes for children and young people.

“Our vision is for voluntary, community and statutory organisations to work collaboratively with communities

in innovative ways to meet the needs of families across West Waterford.”

Waterford Children and Young People’s Service Committee (CYPSC)

This process has been spear headed by the Waterford Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC). The committee includes members drawn from statutory, voluntary and community organisations from across the county, ensuring a collective knowledge of local services and needs, specific to families in the West Waterford area.  The purpose of CYPSC is to secure better outcomes for children and young people through more effective integration of existing services and interventions at local level.

Two reports have been produced to inform the Plan for Family Support :

Consultations on the needs of families, children and youth in West Waterford (Cleary, 2018)

Community Consultation Report

Family Support Needs Analysis West Waterford (Hennessy, 2019).

Family Support Needs Analysis - West Waterford

The full Plan for Family Support provision can be read here:

Copy of Plan for Family Support Provision in West Waterford

A Needs Analysis for Service Needs of Vulnerable Young People in Waterford

The availability of funds from CYPSC enabled Focus Ireland, on behalf of partner agencies; to commission this needs analysis, fulfilling one of the actions of the CYPSC Children and Young Peoples Plan. The purpose of the work was to identify the service needs of vulnerable young people and in particular unmet needs, with a view to informing the development of initiatives and supports in Waterford.         

Click here to read the report:      Needs Analysis Waterford

To read about another CYPSC click here.